Taken from IMDB: While a distinguished astronomer is giving a lecture in a planetarium, a shot rings out and one of the audience members is found dead. A tough detective and a brassy female reporter lock horns as they both try to break the case.
September 19, 2019 Subject:
Good For This Type of Murder Mystery
"billbarstad" got it right in his review. The murder takes place in a planetarium/observatory rather than in an old dark house - at least there are no secret passages or gorillas here. Russell Hopton makes a good no-nonsense policeman who may take a little time to solve a mystery but knows right away when he has fallen in love. Lola Lane plays the love interest who doesn't give herself away so fast - a fast-talking, intrusive reporter who says her career comes first and reports a story that puts a man's life at risk. At least she is appropriately guilt-ridden and apologetic - and gets her story and her man in the end. All the other actors are good and the plot provides us with enough guilty looking persons to make the whole thing interesting. A twist or two at the end ties it all up very nicely.
July 7, 2009 Subject:
Better than expected.
Considering the date, 1935, I thought that it was well acted and well scripted. I thought that the relationship between the cop and the newspaper woman was not the usual twist. But watch it and see if you agree with me. A good family movie.
February 25, 2008 Subject:
Beter than I thought from the reviews
--There was good atmosphere, some fair acting, a plot, a mystery--kept me guessing till the end, what more do you want? My wife & I like something that does not have the smut & graphic violence of today!
--Better than was rated!
June 4, 2007 Subject:
This is a movie production company i never heard of, and after seeing this, i know why.
April 7, 2007 Subject:
Yet another murder mystery with a spunky female reporter investigating while interfering and bantering with the police. The story is conventional: it's always the person least suspected and no clue will help solve the mystery, which is revealed at the end with all the suspects gathered. Instead of in an old house, this takes place largely in an observatory/planetarium complex. Pacing and acting are adequate. The hero has a tendency to speak fast and mumble.
I downloaded the mpeg1 file. Audio and video are fine, although there are a couple short glitches from the original print.